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#NACACreads: An Online Book Club

Looking for a fun way to stay on top of trends and network with other college admission professionals?

Join #NACACreads, an online book club to discuss books related to education and the college admission process.

Book club members are welcome to participate in any—or all—of the quarterly chats, held on Twitter. Titles will be announced at least six weeks in advance of each chat.

Upcoming Book Discussion

What: #NACACreads book club discussion of At What Cost: Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools
When: Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. (ET)
Where: On Twitter, using the #NACACreads hashtag  
Etc.: Help shape the discussion. Submit questions ahead of time using the #NACACreads hashtag.

At What Cost book coverDepression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions are on the rise among youth at many competitive schools in the US and abroad.

Yet when kids struggle academically or emotionally, we often put the onus on them to change.

Join us Oct. 24 to explore the adjustments educators can make to help students prepare for college in more healthy and balanced ways. An hour-long #NACACreads discussion of At What Cost: Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools will kick off on Twitter at 9 p.m. (ET) featuring special guest and author David L. Gleason.

“Pressure to succeed, in and of itself, is not necessarily unhealthy,” notes Gleason, a clinical psychologist. “However, too much pressure — for anyone — but especially for still-developing children and adolescents — can be dangerous.”

Learn more about the book and view Gleason’s TEDx Talk about a population of students that have been overscheduled, overworked, and overwhelmed.

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